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White Feb 28 @ 7:41pm
Best crop/orchard to use.
Just as the title whats the best? i seem to be doing good with squash but it is all i have tried.
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Farsight Feb 28 @ 7:45pm 
I think they all have the same stats, just different names and animations.
bryx Feb 28 @ 7:46pm 
I like to have mostly crops that are also able to be turned into ale.
Elegant Caveman Feb 28 @ 7:56pm 
Originally posted by bryx:
I like to have mostly crops that are also able to be turned into ale.

This is the only difference between them, as far as I know.

Which would make wheat the best crop since it's the only one that can be made into ale.

I think most fruits can be turned into ale? If not all of them, at least most of them.
wheat
Plan Z Feb 28 @ 8:08pm 
I'm not so sure all crops are created equal. In my experience it seems beans grow a little faster, and squash will tolerate lower temperatures longer.
Lecherous Feb 28 @ 8:26pm 
I'm not sure if other factors were involved, but my wheat fields seemed to grow faster than both potatoes and corn. Completely useless, because everything was harvested by Autumn and the yield was exactly the same when corrected for field size.
Elegant Caveman Feb 28 @ 8:34pm 
Good point, forgot about that. I seem to remember something about different growth speeds somewhere.

Originally posted by Lecherous:
Completely useless, because everything was harvested by Autumn and the yield was exactly the same when corrected for field size.

It's not useless: the sooner something's harvested, the sooner your farmers turn to laborers, I imagine. Or, if you don't mind the micro, the sooner you can assign them to other jobs.
Plan Z Feb 28 @ 9:53pm 
Early harvest is also useful for avoiding those early frosts.
JErosion Feb 28 @ 10:13pm 
Sheep are the best crop
cannonx32 Feb 28 @ 11:24pm 
Do not invest much into orchards their return is horrible. You get the most out of 7x8 squares of farmland and as for the type I keep it all mixed for max health.
Jimithyyo Feb 28 @ 11:29pm 
Wheat is overpowered because you can make ale with it easily best crop. I think the difference between crops is how they deal with weather, Pumpkin almost doesn't seem to grow at all without constant sun and some years you can start harvest on pumpkin and it will grow almost as fast as you can harvest while very rainy years it doesn't seem to get to 100% at all. I like corn it seems to be pretty reliable to grow in most conditions, Squash seems to be very hardy and doesn't get killed off by frost as fast as other crops. Honestly I have no idea if any of this is the crop or just how they have worked out for me but it seems to be the case. Sheep really are brilliant as well they can produce like 1k Mutton per season 3-4 seasons a year if you are lucky which dwarfs any crop
Apical Feb 28 @ 11:53pm 
Max sized orchards net me about 1K food plus or minus a couple hundred. Takes only 3 workers at max but it takes a few years before it actually is productive. Doesn't matter what seed it is, they mostly give the same amount. I think how far your farmer has to travel back and forth from the orchard has more to do with the harvest.

Orchards are OK if you have a lot of space but I get around 800-900 food from an 11x11 (IIRC) crop field with 1 farmer regardless of whichever seed I use. I prefer using that instead of orchards and hunters yield around the same amount and at least it's a constant source. Sheep seems pretty good too, around the same amount.

Never had much luck with fish.

[dR] Cpt. Darling Mar 1 @ 3:03am 
Originally posted by Elegant Caveman:
Which would make wheat the best crop since it's the only one that can be made into ale.

You can make loads of the fruits into ale.
Elegant Caveman Mar 1 @ 3:20am 
Originally posted by Cpt. Darling:
Originally posted by Elegant Caveman:
Which would make wheat the best crop since it's the only one that can be made into ale.

You can make loads of the fruits into ale.

Did you completely fail to read the next thing I said? That would be pretty impressive, considering you went out of your way to delete it. Let's look at it again:

Originally posted by bryx:
Which would make wheat the best crop since it's the only one that can be made into ale.

I think most fruits can be turned into ale? If not all of them, at least most of them.

Wheat is the best "crop" (thing you get from a "crop" field). As opposed to fruits, which come from orchards.
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JErosion Mar 1 @ 7:43am 
Actually it better to turn your berries into Ale, a brewer will eat through what you made with a wheat field in no time
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